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Yes, Nashville is an outstanding city. And as mentioned, it's not part of the "Deep South." Most people that live in Nashville did not grow up there. A lot of "Yankees" living in Nashville.
Also, it's hilarious to me that they still call us "Yankees." I usually respond by saying "Hey Rebel, I'm actually a Reds fan."
Seriously, every summer we go down to Nashville for the 247Sports convention. Even in Nashville, we're "Yankees." It's hilarious. If you go to certain parts of South Carolina, Alabama, Mississippi, etc, it's like we're from a completely different country. They are actually upset that the South lost the war and wished things were still segregated. Anyone who watched the "30-for-30" last night knows this to be true. Wright Thompson, a proud Mississippian, is the first to admit it. It's sad, but true. And this does not apply to everyone in the Deep South, but it does apply to a large percentage of folks. I wonder if some of the people in this thread defending the Deep South even saw the film last night. It's really not an arguable topic after watching that outstanding documentary.
"according to a source familiar with the goings on behind the doors of the WHAC,there is absolutely no panic.Actually, quite the contrary."
Beauty is in the eye of the beholder
" 'And in the night of death, hope sees a star, and listening love hears the rustle of a wing.'
it is encouraging that many races can have a candid conversation about this topic without someone making divisive racist overtones. Many black men 50 and over are still emotionally impacted by the racism they experienced. I think about how my dad was treated during the Korean war and that he was wounded and decorated for his sacrifices for our country. Regardless of how he was treated he was a true patriot and I never met anyone that love this country more.
Also so may of my relatives had a woman in their family that was raped by a white man and had a baby.
my personal story.. I'm not black.. but my father from India an my mother is british but grew up in Burma.. and they settled in Marysville of all places.. and I found (and find) Marysville in the day I grew up was the most non racist non judgemental place I have ever lived.... and seeing that until Honda arrived (and the influx of Japanesse kids which lagged a few years) there when I was in 4th grade - I was the 1 (one) minority in my class.. that's pretty impressive.. I was the youngest of a family of 4 and we were all treated so well in the 'backwoods, redneck" town that big city folk might consider uneducated... but I can honestly say I was judged on my personality and treatment of others and respect of myself.. all as it should be... I love where I grew up and would want my kids to grow up here rather than in the Northern VA suberbia where I live now.. there was something very real about "old" Marysville.. its much more of a suburb now - but the old marysville was enough Dazed and Confused blended with Small town kindness.. all this is to say.. my little town in rural Ohio in the 70's and 80's was a great place for one minority to grow up.. where everyone else was white... and when I graduated.. that was 98% white. It's very surprising to my friends in the big cities I lived in to hear that my small town was so wonderful to grow up in (was it perfect.. of course not... but as time passes.. it is more and more special to me).. and my best friends from Marysville are now the aunt's and uncle's to my kids.. the affection runs that deep... and again.. just another example of what is great about this country...
Thanks for posting this just got finished watching it. Those men or women that became the first to enter schools,pro sports or what ever had it so hard. James Meredith was in the Air Force for 9 years I think the show said serving a country that had a whole lot of people hating him. I look at someone like him and just wow how did he go through that and still come back day after day. The crap that Ernie Davis had to go through was really something as well. Hate though spreads all over not just blacks but gays,Jewish people and also Latin Americans. Racism is still so strong in this country just not on that kind of level like in the 60's. There is a movie called The Deacons for Defense staring (Forest Whitaker) that was based on a true story. It took place just after the Civil Rights Ac was passed. Really good movie. Watching that movie I could not believe how bad blacks had it. Thanks again for the posting.
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